Though we do not think highly of them, criminals are often smarter than we give them credit for. They know the types of homes to break into, the best ways to get in, and even the most common places people hide their valuables. This means that homeowners need to better prepare with home security and a clever way to keeps their valuables safe.
Our Seattle home security specialists suggest countless new and inventive ways that you can hide your belongings in spots that even the most seasoned burglars would never think to look. Referred to as diversion safes, these disguises look just like items that would be normally found in almost every home. Making faux home items the most creative and effective ways to keep your valuables safe.
Security technologies change and locks become obsolete. It is important to improve the safety of your home or business by replacing or rekeying your locks. Here are some situations where our Capitol Hill Locksmiths suggest that locks should be replaced.
1. Wear and Tear
Locks, like anything, are susceptible to wear and tear. Old locks that are difficult to work are a weakness in security. If your door shows visible signs of wear, such as rust or tarnish, consider replacing or servicing the lock. Read more…
They’re beautiful, vintage, and add character to your home, but anyone who has tried to restore an antique knows it’s a tricky process. From discontinued parts and changes in mechanics, to their old and fragile state, finding ways replace or repair your favorite antiques can be a real challenge.
Often times, locks are a problem area for vintage pieces. With furniture, keys end up lost or broken in the locks, and the locks themselves jam or stop working. If the lock is Read more…
We all want our family, friends, and guests to feel welcome anytime they enter our home. However, many of us are unknowingly rolling out the welcome mat to burglars as well. Here are some tips from your residential Seattle Locksmith on how to keep your home safe, and unappealing to intruders.
Don’t Leave Spare Keys. It may seem like a great idea to leave a spare key under the mat, but it’s a well-known hiding spot, and may as well be a personal invitation for a burglar to enter your home. Even if you’ve found a clever way to hide a spare key, there is still a chance that someone could see where you put it and a break in could occur. Read more…
If you’ve been locked out of your vehicle, you know the anxiety and stress that such an event can cause. Though your keys are peacefully laying there in safety, they taunt you by being so close, yet so inaccessible. Though we try our best, being locked out in Seattle is a possibility. Here are some tips that you should take into consideration should you be locked out of your vehicle.
If you don’t feel safe in the area where you locked yourself out, call 911. Your safety should be your upmost concern and the police can be there to make sure that you’re safe. Another benefit to calling 911 is that the police officer may have tools to help unlock the door.
For those of us who tend to forget or misplace valuables like our car keys, a good option is to have an extra key available. You can leave the key to a trusted and dependable person who can rescue you on short notice. Another option is to purchase a magnetic box to place in a well-hidden area somewhere in the undercarriage. When you’re locked out in Seattle, you can easily retrieve the spare and open your car door with ease. If none of those options are available, place your spare key in your wallet or purse for retrieval.
The best option for getting back on the road again quickly is to call a locksmith. Many locksmiths have years of experience in opening locks so they’ll be able to open your vehicle’s door quickly. Along with quick service, having a locksmith with you will keep unwanted attention away from you. It may seem a little suspicious that you’re unsuccessfully trying to get into a car and a police officer may pay you a visit to make sure that you’re not attempting to steal a vehicle. Having a locksmith there will make sure that doesn’t happen.
Accurate Safe & Lock will be able help you when you are locked out in Seattle. Our experienced locksmiths will be able to quickly reach your car to provide you with quality service. We also have many other services than getting you back on the road. Give us a call to make sure that your lock needs are met.
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